Image Collection

The Image Collection features photographs, postcards, and different types of artwork, as well as reproductions of images that appeared in newspapers, magazines, and other publications. These images all reflect the Carlisle Indian School students, facilities, and staff. Images available here are drawn from files housed at the U. S. National Archives, from collections of Carlisle Indian School materials housed at various archival repositories, and from a variety of published sources. Visitors to this website are also invited to share copies of photographs from their own personal and family collections; please contact us if you have images you would like to contribute.

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Tom Torlino, 1885 [after]

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Tom Torlino, Navajoe, Three years later.

This iconic image of Tom Torlino in 1885, three years after he arrived at Carlisle, was taken by John N. Choate of Carlisle, PA.  It is often used in before-and-after photographs of Torlino to demonstrate assimilation.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Peter Charko, c.1882

Glass plate negative image of Peter Charko.

The caption reads: Peter Cherco

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Arnold Woolworth and three unidentified male students, c.1885

Studio portrait of Arnold Woolworth and three unidentified male students, all in school uniforms.

There is an almost undecipherable handwritten caption along the side of the image, which reads in part: Arnold.

Based on other images, Woolworth is the student standing on the left. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Unidentified Female Student, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of an unidentified female student.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Rosalie Roso, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of Rosalie Roso.

The caption reads: Rosalie Roso

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Ralph Brown, c.1885

The handwritten note reads: Ralph Brown age 17 years

Ralph Brown was Eliza Bell Brown's husband.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W, Postcard

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Juan Antonio Chama, c.1885

Studio portrait of Juan Antonio Chama wearing non-native clothing. A handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: Juan Antonio Chama. What appears to be a date is also written along the side. It seems to be "3/79" but Chama didn't arrive until 1884, so that isn't possible. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Cheapie Ross, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of Cheapie Ross, also known as Cheapy.

The caption reads: Ross Cheapie

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Unidentified Female Student, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of an unidentified female student.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Charlie Carr, c.1885

Studio portrait of Charlie Carr wearing school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Samuel Townsend, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of Samuel Townsend, a member of the Pawnee Nation.

The caption reads: Samuel Townsend

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Thomas Wistar, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of Thomas Wistar, a member of the Ottawa Nation.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Unidentified Male Student, c.1885

Glass plate negative of an unidentified male student.

Another glass plate negative image of this same student, in a similar pose, is also on our website. See "Related Images".

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Unidentified Male Student, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of an unidentified male student.

The caption reads, in part: ...perelt. A portion of the slide containing the first part of the student's name is missing.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Unidentified Male Student, c.1885

Glass plate negative of an unidentified male student.

Another glass plate negative image of this same student, in a similar pose, is also on our website. See "Related Images".

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

William Baird, c.1885

Studio portrait of William Baird wearing a uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Harvey Townsend and Benjamin Thomas, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of Harvey Townsend and Benjamin Thomas, member of the Pueblo Nation.

The caption reads: H. Townsend + B. Thomas

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Unidentified Male Student, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of an unidentified male student.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Two Students, c.1886

Two unidentified Carlisle Indian School Students around 1886.

This photograph originally appeared in an album that E. A. Seabrook, a teacher at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, received from his students on December 25, 1886.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Nancy McIntosh, c.1886

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Nancy McIntosh

This photograph originally appeared in an album that E. A. Seabrook, a teacher at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, received from his students on December 25, 1886.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

John Gunn, c.1886

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: John Gunn   Pueblo

This photograph originally appeared in an album that E. A. Seabrook, a teacher at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, received from his students on December 25, 1886.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Ernie and Jennie Black, c.1886 [version 2]

Studio portrait of Ernie Black and Jennie Black both wearing non-native clothing. The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Ernie Black and Sister. Cheyennes from Ind. Ter.

This photograph originally appeared in an album that E. A. Seabrook, a teacher at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, received from his students on December 25, 1886.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Female Student, c.1886

An unidentified Carlisle Indian School Student around 1886.

This photograph originally appeared in an album that E. A. Seabrook, a teacher at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, received from his students on December 25, 1886.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

James H. Miller and Francis H. Ortiz, c.1886

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Pueblo boys. James H. Miller. by his Brother Francis H. Ortiz. Indian Training School. Carlisle, Pennsylvania

This photograph originally appeared in an album that E. A. Seabrook, a teacher at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, received from his students on December 25, 1886.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Female Student, c.1886

View of an unidentified Carlisle Indian School Student around 1886.

This photograph originally appeared in an album that E. A. Seabrook, a teacher at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, received from his students on December 25, 1886.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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